Nuala Scarisbrick (1939-2021)

Forever in our hearts - forever in our work

It is with deep sorrow that Life announces the death of co-founder Nuala Scarisbrick. She died peacefully at home with Jack her husband and their two daughters Emma and Sarah by her side on Tuesday 31 August.

Nuala was the driving force behind the building of the client support services you see today – especially her “hotline” which evolved into our National Helpline. Her tireless passion to support women and families in crisis saved lives on a daily basis and will continue.

We are forever indebted to the remarkable woman that was Nuala Scarisbrick. May she rest in peace.


Family wishes and funeral arrangements

The family wishes to celebrate Nuala’s life with a Requiem Mass, Committal and public wake on Friday 17 September.

They want the wider Life family to attend – the details are as follows:

Requiem Mass – 10:30

St Peter the Apostle RC Church, 3A Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA.

If you are attending in person, the Church Hall will be open before the service for tea and coffee.

For those who cannot join in person, you can join online by going to this page at 10:30 and clicking the play button. The page is a livestream from St Peter the Apostle RC Church.

Join Requiem Mass online

Committal – 12:30 (Family only)

The Committal is for the family only.

Public Reception – Immediately after the Mass, finishing at 6:00

You are warmly invited to attend the Public Reception which is immediately after the Mass. The family will join after the Committal.

The House and Orangery, Newbold Comyn Arms, Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa CV32 4EW (click here for directions)

Food will be served – the family would love to see you

To help with planning the day, if you are hoping to attend please call Life on 01926 312272 or email to let us know.